In a highly emotional episode of TLC’s Long Lost Family, Cathie Cutler-Evans read a letter from her birth mom. She has always known she was adopted. All she had from her birth mother, Adrienne, was a small box containing a letter. In it she said she had only given her up because she loved her so much. She hoped Cathie’s adoptive parents would always love her no matter what.

By the time the show had located her birth family Adrienne had passed away. They did find a brother, Mark, and a sister, Ann. Ann said their mother had mentioned Cathie often. Speaking of the adoption Ann said Adrienne never really got over it. She had made note of Cathie’s birthday every year. At the end of the show, the sisters met and the audience fell apart. Tweets poured in referencing tissues and tears.

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